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The crowd was curious but well behaved as the new mega-Trader Joe's opened this morning

People lined up outside the new Trader Joe's

Michael Ratty was among Trader Joe's fans lining up this morning outside the new, bigger store on Boylston Street - up the street from the old, world's-smallest Trader Joe's - in the building made famous by Boston Legal between Clarendon and Berkeley.

Once inside, employees gave those shoppers a welcome worthy of a Super Bowl:

Inside the new Trader Joe's
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Dammit! I worked 20 years at 500 B - why couldn't we have had a TJ's then?! LOLOL

I'm glad the space is being used. 500B is like a ghost town now.

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I thought I'd have to travel to Brookline this weekend to stock up on...holiday weekend supplies not available in the tinier Back Bay Store.

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I wonder if they had to remove a liquor license from one of the other stores. I know when they opened the Barry's Corner store they took it from the Memorial Drive store.

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At least in Mass., liquor licenses aren't transferable across city/town lines

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But the new Boylston shop got a new license from the licensing board in May of last year. Unlike with restaurant liquor licenses, the city still has package-store licenses available

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all the things they stopped carrying at the tiny one will be available here.

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Is this new one going to be selling wine?

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Worth pointing out that Trader Joe's is an anti-worker union busting company that subscribes to the right wing effort to declare the NLRB unconstitutional. They are literally trying to dismantle the regulatory state so they can do whatever the hell they want to their employees.

Some background:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/trader-joe-s-attorney-argues-nation...

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TJs is owned by mega company Albrechts, they own Aldi. They are pretty cutthroat. Food and retail are pretty cutthroat though....

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I was shocked, awhile back, when I saw that TJs had aligned itself with the axis of evil on this. I feel like this should be getting more attention than it does.

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It’s a grocery store. Like Starbucks, most of their employees are young ideologic idiots right out of college who don’t know what they’re gonna do with the rest of their lives and it sure as shit isn’t working here.

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I'm calmly pointing out that TJ's is trying to destroy worker's rights. Nothing you said has any relevance to that fact, friend.

The fact that you think every young person is an ideological idiot who doesn't deserve employee protections is pretty telling, though. Telling of someone "not calm" shaking his fist at the "kids these days"

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Genuinely curious what grocery store in the area (heck, maybe even the country?) is staffed predominantly by people just out of college. I don't think I've ever seen that.

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Trader Joes is suing to end the NLRB.

That means NO RIGHTS for workers to organize.

Fuck you.

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MAGOO LUVVVVVS THE ONE POUNDER CHOCOLATE BAR. MAGOO LUVS TO MELT IT THEN POUR IT ON MRS. MAGOO THEN NIBBLE IT OFF HER. Magoo.

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Magoo, you've done it again...

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I loved that show.

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There are also some pre-TV Magoo theatrical cartoons you can find on YouTube; that iteration of Magoo was less sanguine (slightly more grouchy) than the TV version. There was also the 1977 "What's New, Mr. Magoo" where he had a dog, McBarker, who replaced his (slightly problematic) valet Cholly.

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Please explain why.

I mean, your choice. But it’ll be there tomorrow. And likely for years.

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to enter a new location of a chain store? You already know what it's like on the inside. Chains have consistent branding. There will be no surprises.

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Most consumers need to be told what they want and like.

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Chains have consistent branding. There will be no surprises.

However, bigger store means room for products, brands and categories not previously seen around here.
Like the Magoo Marital Aides Aisle - THAT would be a surprise.

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